A pioneering Brooklyn-based performance nonprofit founded in 2003, ISSUE presents projects by interdisciplinary artists that expand the boundaries of artistic practice and stimulate critical dialogue in the broader community. ISSUE serves as a leading cultural incubator, facilitating the commission and premiere of innovative new works spanning genres of music, dance, literature and film.

Upcoming Events

William Basinski at 10 Years Alive On The Infinite Plain by Bradley Beuhring

William Basinski / Kara-Lis Coverdale / YATTA

Thu 07 Sep, 2017, 8pm,
First Unitarian Congregational Society

ISSUE's 2017 fall season opens at the First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn Heights with celebrated process-musician William Basinski, Montreal-based composer Kara-Lis Coverdale, and Houston-born digipoet YATTA, each in solo performance. Join as an ISSUE Member at any level and get a free ticket.

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Byron Westbrook: Threshold Variations

Sat 09 Sep, 2017, 7pm,
Abrons Art Center Studio G05

Saturday, September 9th at Abrons Art Center Studio G05, Byron Westbrook continues his ISSUE residency with “Threshold Variations,” an immersive environment focusing on the synaesthetic play between light amplitude, sound volume, and the threshold of perception.

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Luciano Rossetti

Butch Morris & Radical Black Composition

Tue 12 Sep, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Butch Morris (1947-2013 ) invented a new approach called "conduction," a way of composing in real time by conducting improvising musicians. To celebrate his legacy, ISSUE and the London Review of Books present a panel moderated by Adam Shatz, featuring Greg Tate, George E. Lewis, Mary Jane Leach and Brandon Ross.

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Jeremy Touissant-Baptiste by Texas Isaiah; Byron Westbrook by Anna KO; Kabir Carter by Marcus Lieberenz; Antenes by Erez Avissar.


Ongoing Series

ISSUE announces the selection of Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Byron Westbrook, Kabir Carter, and Antenes as Artists-In-Residence presenting new works in the 2017 season. ISSUE's residency program commissions emerging NY artists to create challenging time-based works.


Aiesha Krause-Lee

Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellowship

Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2017

ISSUE Project Room is pleased to announce the selection of New York-based curator, media theorist and writer DeForrest Brown Jr. as the 2017 Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow, who will present new projects in the 2017 season.





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